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Hollywood Makeup Artist Dina Ousley Unveils Her Air Brush Makeup at Salon Bellagio

On Thursday evening April 22, I was invited to a special event at Salon Bellagio at the Bellagio Hotel Casino to formerly introduce Dinair, a cutting edge technolgy and high definition makeup created by former actress and Emmy Award winning makeup artist Dina Ousley that is available exclusively in Las Vegas at the salon.
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Pete Willcox Pays Tribute to Elvis with “The King Lives” at Hooters Hotel Casino

Elvis tribute artist Pete Willcox's opened his show “The King Lives” Friday, April 2 in the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Hotel and Casino.
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The Official Launch of Amy Rubin’s Hit Talk Show “Amy’s Heart After Dark”

Frank DiLeo, actor, American music industry executive and long-time manager of music icon Michael Jackson and star agent, Jaki Baskow, CEO of Baskow & Associates, hosted a party Thursday evening, April 30 at Eleven Spa Vegas, located in Town Square on the south end of Las Vegas Blvd.
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Sean 'P Diddy' Combs Party at Eva Longoria Parker's Nightclub, EVE, Draws Thousands

Following the Mayweather and Mosley fight, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs threw one of the most popular after-fight parties on the Las Vegas Strip at Eva Longoria Parker's glamorous new nightclub, Eve. Many are referring to it as one of the biggest nights Las Vegas nightlife has ever seen.
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Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

Fremont Street Experience had added an all-new show, “The Doors—Strange Days in Vegas,” featuring legendary hits “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” “Roadhouse Blues” and “People Are Strange and a symbolic and colorful montage of the greatness of Jim Morrison and The Doors, to its evening lineup of light-and-sound spectacles displayed nightly on the Viva Vision screen. Much of the live footage was provided by The Doors and comes from a rare performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968. The free Viva Vision shows are presented 8 p.m. through midnight on weekdays and 8 p.m.–1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The current lineup has “The Doors—Strange Days in Vegas” on at 9 p.m.

Matsuri at the Imperial Palace is offering local residents who show a valid Nevada I.D. special priced tickets of $15 per person now through May 26th.

Tropical Smoothie Café has teamed up with the Public Education Foundation in support of Teacher Appreciation Week and on Tuesday, May 4, Clark County School District teachers (with valid current CCSD teacher ID) who visit any of Tropical Smoothie Café’s 20 Southern Nevada locations and show their teacher ID will receive a complimentary regular size smoothie.

Monte Carlo headliner, comedian/impressionist Frank Caliendo, will return as a guest on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno Tuesday, May 4 at 11:30 p.m. PST. Calinedo has been known to impersonate Jay Leno during the television host’s signature “Jaywalking” segment.

Speaking of Frank Caliendo...the performer is offering all Clark County teachers $30 tickets to his show May 1-7 as a token of his appreciation of the hard work they do to educate the children of Nevada, This great deal is available for all shows and price levels with proof of CCSD ID. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Monte Carlo box office and are not valid with any other offer.

Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular will honor our military heroes by donating one Phantom ticket to the men and women of Nellis and Creech Air Force Base for every full-priced ticket purchased by the public during the month of May. The Phantom Military “ticket match” is available for performances May 1 - September 5, 2010. The code VALOR must be entered at time of purchase to count toward a ticket donation for the troops at Nellis and Creech Air Force Base.

From May 6–9, Sunset Station will host The 12th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, which for the first time, will be open to the general public. The lineup for the biggest punk rock party of the year includes bands Flogging Molly, NOFX, D.R.I, Against Me!, Hot Water Music, F**ked Up, TSOL, Swinging Utters, The Revival Tour featuring Chuck Ragan/Ben Nichols, Youth Brigade, The Dickies, 7 Seconds, Cobra Skulls, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.

The event features an all-ages outdoor amphitheatre and a 21-plus indoor lounge for late night shows. This year 850 bowlers are expected to be among 210 participating teams that are made up of industry insiders (bands, agents, managers, fanzines, radio stations, labels, punk rock clothing and merchandise companies). Punk Rock Bowling is one of the largest and most recognized indie music events of the year.

Weekend passes for Amphitheatre shows are $80 each and weekend passes for Club Madrid shows are $40 each.

The Liberace Foundation & Museum is commemorating the birthday of celebrated entertainer and pianist Liberace, with a variety of concerts, autograph signings and a birthday cake Sunday, May 9 – Sunday, May 16. Guests may take advantage of the discounted admission price of $3.50, the admission charged when the museum first opened its doors in 1979, as well as extended museum hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 9 through Sunday, May 16. Liberace’s wax figure, on temporary loan courtesy of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, will be on display for photograph opportunities. Guests will receive a 20 percent discount at museum the gift store. The week begins with Mother’s Day on May 9, and concludes May 16, Liberace’s actual birthday, with a cake cutting celebration and ceremonious “Happy Birthday” performance. Liberace, born May 16, 1919, would have been 91 years of age.

Direct from China, DAO - The Asian Celebration opens on May 12 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. The high energy and awe-inspiring production features acrobatics, dance and martial arts in fusion with stunning costumes, exquisite stage design and beautiful music. DAO is mind and body in motion. Performances are Wednesday through Monday (dark Tuesday) at 8 pm in the Mardi Gras Theatre, Level 3 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. Tickets are $39.99 GA, $59.99 Preferred and $69.99 for VIP seating, add tax and fee to all pricing.

The Smothers Brothers, bring their seamless blend of comedic and musical talents to The Orleans Showroom, May 15 and 16.Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $34.95, plus tax and convenience fees.

Tropicana Las Vegas announced that on May 17th it will unveil the first of its newly designed hotel rooms and luxury suites in the property’s 569- room Paradise Tower. The new rooms are part of the $165 million transformation of the property, designed to capture the sultry South Beach vibe that will be at the heart of the new Tropicana Las Vegas.

Henry’s Place, a non-profit organization formed in 2006 to honor Metro Sgt. Henry Prendes who gave his life protecting his hometown community, will host the 4th Annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010 at Black Mountain Golf & Country Club in Henderson. Proceeds from this year’s event will be allocated for building cabins at the new camp facility and also lend support to send underprivileged children to camp. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Injured Police Officers’ Fund (IPOF) on behalf of the 2009 LVMPD Fallen Officers and their families. Individuals can register (http://www.henrysplace.org/henry-prendes-golf-tournament.html or call 702-296-5078) for $175 and foursomes are $600 (a portion of the registration fees are tax deductible). The tournament is open to all ages.
Australian soft-rock group Air Supply returns to The Orleans Showroom May 28, 29 and 30. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees

SPECIAL APPEARANCES:

Specialty handbag designer, Michelle Monroe, who is known for her distinctive leather handbags, will host a meet and greet at ARIA on Friday, May 7 within Papillon and Saturday, May 8 within Terrene. The event will take place between noon and 5 p.m. each day. Papillon is located on the casino level near Café Vettro. Terrene is located on the resort’s Promenade level near The Spa.

World-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will autograph copies of his books Friday, May 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. within the GALLERY at CityCenter located adjacent to Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Glass artist Dale Chihuly will autograph copies of his books at Bellagi o Saturday, May 8
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The signings will take place next to the resort’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, just off the main lobby. Chihuly is known for designing the extraordinary Fiori di Como chandelier above Bellagio’s lobby. His retail boutique, Chihuly, is located adjacent to MICHAEL MINA Bellagio.

Ceramics artist Eva Gordon will appear at Giardini Home within Bellagio Saturday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ms. Gordon will be available to discuss her delicate creations, each carefully hand-sculpted and hand-painted using lead-free materials. Ms. Gordon also will be available to sign pieces purchased during this special event.

After a brief hiatus Venetian headliner Wayne Brady returns with new performances of his improvisational hit show Making It Up beginning Memorial Day Weekend. Making It Up can be seen over select performance dates, including May 27 – 31, June 17 – 21, 24 – 28 and July 1 – 5. All shows begin at 9:00 p.m. in The Venetian Showroom. Tickets are $49, $69 and $89 plus tax and handling fees.

Star Wars™: In Concert, the unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams’ epic Star Wars scores, will play two performances on May 29 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m inside the New Orleans Arena. The production features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED super-screen – one of the largest ever put on tour. Exclusive exhibit of costumes, props, artifacts from the popular franchise also part of experience.Tickets are priced at $25, $35, $55, $85 and $125, inclusive of tax and fees.


Celebrity sightings:

Saturday, April 24th, Kristin Cavallari hosted the day at LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino. The Hills starlet relaxed in a private cabana at the lavish pool lounge.

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Kristin Cavallari
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Kristin Cavallari
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Despite a full day in the desert sun, Kristin rallied for a night on the town, starting at UNION Restaurant with a group of 10 friends,before heading over to the Bellagio to party at the resort's resident hot spot, The Bank Nightclub.

Song & dance man Rick Faugno had a busy weekend celebrating "Jersey Boys" 2nd anniversary then headlining his own hit one-man show "Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced)" on Sunday afternoon at South Point Casino's Showroom. Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss came out to see Rick's show.

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Sunday night April 25, Vince Neil was spotted at LAVO.

Monday night, April 26, Actor Shia LaBeouf at the late performance of Love at the Mirage

Tuesday night, April 27, LAVO took a trip back to the 90’s with hip hop star Rob Base and LA Gear leading the way. Everyone joined in as Base sang two of his hits “It Takes Two”, which holds a spot on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, and “Joy & Pain”.

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Rob Base
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Rob Base
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Rob Base
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In the crowd enjoying the flashback were couples from the VH1 series Tough Love Couples. “High School Sweethearts” Dustin and Courtney were joined by Dennis and Simone, the “Now or Never” couple and Pawel and Danielle, who are dubbed “the Role Reversals” on the show.

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VH1 Tough Love Couples
Photo credit: Al Powers

Actor Anthony Rapp (Rent, Road Trip and Dazed and Confused) was spotted dining at Dos Caminos inside The Palazzo.

Wednesday night April 28...

Jaron Wilson, co-founder of Project Sole presented The Joint’s headliner Carlos Santana with a Project Sole shirt as a thank you for his support and involvement in the shoe drives held at performances of Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.

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Jaron Wilson and Carlos Santana

After performing his opening show of The Bronx Tale in the Venetian Showroom, Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri he joined some friends at FIRST Food & Bar for a special Italian Dinner.

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Chazz Palminteri
Photo Credit:  Robyn Andrzejcak/ ImagesofVegas.com/ISPhotography

Wednesday, April 28, a mini-troop of Spermato characters from Mystère, Cirque du Soliel’s classic show at Treasure Island , visited Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall and Bar-B-Que inside the Hotel Casino with their zany antics. The Spermato leader, adorned with a huge cowboy hat and Mystère belt buckle, led his troop to see everything Gilley’s has to offer first-hand, from dancing with the World Famous Gilley’s Girls to finding out exactly how many people can fit on the mechanical bull. We never did discover how many Mystere characters would fit on the bull -- one of the Gilley's Girls stopped by and the lead Spermato wanted her all to himself.

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Cirque Du Soliel's Spermato Characters with Gilley's Girl

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Cirque Du Soliel's Spermato Character with Gilley's Girl


Thursday night, April 29,...

Hometown favorites The Killers were spotted at TAO nightclub taking in the sounds of DJ Five. The NFL was well represented with Fred Taylor of the Patriots, free agent Jevon Kerase and Roscoe Parrish and Marcus Stroud of the Buffalo Bills, who were spotted hanging with the cast of VH1’s Real Chance of Love. Washington Redskins Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis and Brandon Marshall of the Miami Dolphins were also spotted in the crowd.

Super model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks, who is in town to host at LAVO on Friday and attend Saturday’s season grand opening of TAO Beach, dined at TAO before heading up to a VIP table in the nightclub.

Grammy Award-winning songwriter and rapper, Timbaland attended Disney’s THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay with his wife Monique and 25 of their closest friends. The event was part of a Vegas celebration for Monique’s birthday. Following the show, Timbaland and his wife headed back stage to meet the cast, who surprised Monique with their very own rendition of ‘Happy Birthday,’ LION KING style, as well as flowers and an autographed poster from the Vegas production. The couple enjoyed posing for photos with the production’s principal cast members Derrick Williams (Mufasa), Kissy Simmons (Nala) and Buyi Zama (Rafiki).

Carlos Santana and two friends were seen dining at Morton's The Steakhouse.

Friday night, April 30...

Hollywood socialite sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton were spotted dining at Eva Longoria Parker's Beso restaurant in Crystals at CityCenter.

Director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, known for working with Cher, Michael Jackson and the "High School Musical" series, was seen celebrating the Vegas edition of his 60th birthday (born April 18) as a guest of good friends Robin Antin and Matt Goss. As part of the festivities Ortega joined Goss onstage to sing "St. James Park".

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Kenny Ortega, Robin Antin and Matt Goss
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Kenny Ortega performs with Matt Goss
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Checking out his fellow statesman, British boxer Ricky Hatton made a brief appearance at The Gossy Room.

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Ricky Hatton with Matt Goss
Photo courtesy of Ceasars Palace

Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks hosted at LAVO. The stunning model was joined by friends including actor Stephen Bishop for dinner at the Italian eatery before heading up to the nightclub.

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Selita Ebanks
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

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Stephen Bishop
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Joel McHale and the cast of NBC’s Community took over LAVO’s private dining room. The group included Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi and Gillian Jacobs.

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Donald Glover, Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

The entire row of VIP tables lining the DJ booth was packed with celebrities and sports stars. Spotted dancing the night away were Michael Strahan and fiancé Nicole Murphy, and Reggie Bush.

Paris and Nicky Hilton, along with David Katzenberg arrived after 1 am and stayed until nearly last call. Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy popped by the table to say and hello.

Tichina Arnold, who played Pam on TV’s Martin was spotted in the club, as was Chazz Palminteri.

Sports stars at LAVO included Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bull Joakim Noah, Bobby McCray of the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49er Patrick Willis, and retired NBA player Jalen Rose.

Running back Knowshon Moreno and quarterback Brady Quinn of the Denver Broncos were spotted over at TAO.


Saturday, May 1...

Do Wopp Hall of Fame producer Harvey Robbins and legendary Burlesque dancer Tempest Storm were seen at Lagasse Stadium.

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Do Wopp Hall of Fame producer Harvey Robbins and legendary Burlesque dancer Tempest Storm
Photo credit: Dianne R. Davis

Also spotted at Lagassie Stadium was Nicolas Chartier, Producer of 'The Hurt Locker'.

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Nicolas Chartier
Photo credit: Dianne R. Davis
Conan O’Brien was spotted having lunch at Society Café Encore.

The stars of HBO’s hit new show “How to Make it in America,” Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk, arrived in style. at MGM Grand’s WET REPUBLIC. Enjoying an exclusive bungalow, the stars mingled with fans and chatted with friends in the lap of luxury. Close by, actor and author Hill Harper soaked up the hot summer sun with the bronzed, bikini-clad beauties of the Bench Warmer Trading Cards.

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Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk
Photo Credit: © RD/ Scott Harrison/ Retna Digital. More pictures are available at www.retna.com

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Bikini-clad beauties of the Bench Warmer Trading Cards
Photo Credit: © RD/ Scott Harrison/ Retna Digital. More pictures are available at www.retna.com

Atlanta rapper, B.o.B., was also on hand to bask in the sun on a sultry afternoon.

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Photo Credit: © RD/ Scott Harrison/ Retna Digital. More pictures are available at www.retna.com


After adding another impressive win to his undefeated record, Floyd Mayweather celebrated Saturday night at MGM Grand's Studio 54 . Arriving to his official after-fight party with an entourage 30 deep, the boxing champ mingled and celebrated with fans as he made his way into the iconic nightclub. Mayweather took a moment to 'two-step' on his way to the exclusive VIP lounge. Resident DJ Skribble shouted, "This is for you Floyd!" and played DJ Khaled's "All I Do is Win" while the electric crowd toasted the legend. Close by, welterweight champion, Zab Judah offered congratulatory words to the undefeated heavyweight champ.

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Floyd Mayweather
Photo Credit: © RD/ Scott Harrison/ Retna Digital. More pictures are available at www.retna.com

Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater - two-time GRAMMY winner, Tony Award winner and host of NPR show Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater attended the Human Nature show, comprised of four Aussie's that perform the best of Motown's classic hits.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater and Eddie Holland with Human Nature
Photo courtesy of SPI Entertainment

Along with Bridgewater, Eddie Holland, a behind-the-scenes musical force inf Motown also attended the show.

Lily Tomlin, taking a one night break from her MGM headliner gig, took in Divas Las Vegas at Imperial Palace on Saturday night. Lily posed with Diva’s star Frank Marino following the show.

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Lily Tomlin and Frank Marino
Photo courtesy of Imperial Palace

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis hosted an evening at Blush Boutique Nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas. The actor was joined by his brother Maurice. Also at Blush was Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

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Nelson Ellis and True Blood
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy


After the Mayweather and Mosley fight, British boxer Ricky Hatton checked out fellow UK statesman, Matt Goss's late night Caesars Palace show. Also at the show was two-time GRAMMY award winner, jazz singer Dee Dee Bridegewater who joined Matt onstage.

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Matt Goss and Dee Dee Bridgwater
Photo courtesy of Ceasars Palace

Saturday’s season grand opening of TAO Beach presented by SWAGG saw a number of celebs and sports starts soaking in the sun and the sounds of DJ Vice. Jamie Foxx was spotted along with other notables including Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy, Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, Reggie Bush, Larry Johnson and Dwight Freeny. Chazz Palminteri stopped by for a second day in a row.

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Nicole Murphy
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Selita Ebanks
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DJ Vice
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

The party continued on at TAO Saturday night, with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nelly, TI, Busta Rhymes, Jeezy, Too Short, Tyson Beckford and Swizz Beatz dining at the Asian Bistro after the fight.

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy along with friends including Tichina Arnold also chose TAO for dinner, as did Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

Up in the club the celeb spotting continued with the arrivals of Paris and Nicky Hilton, Oliva Munn, Jamie Foxx, and Quintin Jammer.

At LAVO, Carly Chaikin, who just appeared in The Last Song with Miley Cyrus, enjoyed dinner with friends.

Sunday afternoon, May 2, Leonardo DiCaprio and Vin Diesel were spotted at Dos Caminos inside The Palazzo having a leisurely brunch. The actors were joined by two male friends.

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